- Music Review :
- Arthur Shimkin
Golden Records, Imagined by Grammy Award-winning music producer Arthur Shimkin in 1948, Golden Records was one of the first and ultimately most successful children's record labels in America.
Reimagined for the child in all of us.
Golden Records, one of the most successful children’s record labels in America, Grammy-Award© winning music producer Tony Shimkin, son of the late Arthur Shirmkin, brings Golden Records: The Magic Continues Celebrity Series Vol. 1, and is set to become one of the most sought after collection of songs and stories conveniently on a single compact disc. The Golden Records collection features voice recordings of the beloved classic children tales read by some of Hollywood’s leading actors and actresses.
Back by popular demand, Golden Records returns to release a series of highly anticipated albums, launching a series of instant classics and remastered original recordings to come. Award winning music producer Tony Shimkin, son of Golden Records creator, Arthur Shimkin, have carried on his father’s legacy, producing each of the releases, reimagined for the child in all of us!
Listening to the entire CD was a nostalgic trip–I am not old enough to remember the original “golden records,” so it is quite entertaining to listen to some of my favorite childhood stories conveniently on a single disc. “Little Red Riding Hood” is delightfully read by actress Alicia Silverstone. Each classic story read features creative musical themes which made for a truly engaging set of recordings. The other tales are read by well known celebrities: Edward Asner (Mary Tyler Moore Show), Didi Conn (Grease), Busy Philipps (Couger Town TV series), Susan Sarandon (Robot & Frank), Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO), and Constance Marie (George Lopez TV Show) provide an entrancing story telling experience.
In addition to the “Golden Theme” and “Pop Goes The Weasel” instrumentals by The Golden Orchestra were two of my favorites, well, pretty much the entire CD is really fun to listen to, and it is of no surprise that The Magic Continues is a fantastic, welcoming addition to any children music collection already at home. Or, if you want to build your children music library, this CD would be a great starter! I imagine that it would be the choice of music for those long car trips, or for that perfect bedtime story–readily available to pop in your favorite music player for any child can comfortably enjoy.
There is a total of 21 tracks that include a fond “See You Next Time” from Alicia Silverstone and is a perfect farewell ending to a truly fun an entertaining compilation.
Recapturing the values, quality and timeless innocence of golden Records, this highly anticipated album is the perfect blend of then and now, launching a series of instant classics.
For more, feel free to visit the Golden Records Facebook page for a free music download just for stopping by. Want to sample a 1:30 clip of each track? Check it out here on iTunes! Also, you can follow Golden Records on Twitter and Pintererst so to be sure that you do not miss any updates on future releases.
Timeless one of a kind sound.
Golden Records: The Magic Continues Celebrity Series Vol. 1 was received as a courtesy for review from the Verse Music Group. The above review reflects the sole opinion of the reviewer.
- editor rating5
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